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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Plagiarism

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Plagiarism 

Summarize 

  1. When you summarize... 
  2. The text you write is much shorter than the original text. 
  3. You must reference the original source. 
  4. You must use your own words, usually with a very limited use of quotations. 

 

Original text moves to summarized text.

Quote

  1. When you quote... 

You must reference the original source.

The text produced is the exact length of the original text quoted (unless ellipses are used)

You must use the original author’s exact words and put quotation marks around them. 

Paraphrase 

  1. When you paraphrase... 
  2. The text you produce may be shorter or longer than the original text 
  3. You must reference the original source
  4. You must use your own words